These are a few of my Favourite Things

Hey Guys,

I hope you’re all having a great weekend! Sorry I haven’t been posting as much this week, I’ve been really sick and I’ve  just been sleeping after work. I am thankfully on the mend and the sun is shinning here so I’m in an absolutely great form 🙂 so I decided to do a piece on  few of my favourite things this week.

Favourite Thing No. 1 ; Music

There’s enormous hype over the 50 Shades of Grey Movie hitting our screens this week. What has caught my attention the most however is the soundtrack. Slowed down, sexy, sultry towns of Beyoncé’s Crazy in Love is replaying in my head over and over. I’m loving Sofia Karlberg’s version, her voice is amazing!

Favourite Thing No. 2 ; Food

Yes food will always make my list of favourite things, lets be honest. I find when I’m sick I look for comfort food. This week I have been loving scones and muffins (all in moderation) from Keogh’s on Trinity Street, Dublin 2. They are handmade and come in a range of different flavours; my favourite being the pear and vanilla! If you are in the city centre be sure to check them out.

Favourite Thing No. 3 Body Lotion & Hand Cream

The Royal Jelly Collection from Boots is my new favourite body lotion and hand cream. It’s so soft and creamy and it smells absolutely amazing. I love putting it on after a shower. The hand cream is also great for keeping your hands soft and smelling divine. Both are really reasonable (can’t remember off hand but approx. €4.00 – €5.00) so are a guilt free indulgence.

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Favourite Thing No. 4 ; Alexa Chung

I’ve been reading Alexa Chung’s book ‘IT’ and I’ve been really enjoying it. I really love her unique style. She always manages to perfectly combine sophisticated, lady like style with a hippie chick look. I always admire someone who breaks away from the fashion ‘norm’ and even more so when they do it successfully. I think her looks are ideal for some Spring, Summer style inspiration!


Favourite Thing No. 5; Lazy Days Off

As I said I was sick this week but as work has been so busy lately, I couldn’t justify taking a day off. Since Monday I have been counting down the days (more so than usual) until I could stay in my PJs, stay makeup free and basically wallow in my sickness! I usually never take a proper day off, even at weekends I generally have quite a lot to do. This weekend however I think my body just needed to slow down. I can get quite irritated when I am sitting still for too long as I like to be busy, but I have to say this chilled weekend has done me the world of good. A lot of chocolate was consumed however to replace the alcohol.

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So that’s my week summed up by my favourite things. I hope you enjoyed and are all having a lovely Sunday, doing whatever it is that makes you happy 🙂

A Sunday well spent, leads to a week of content

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Power of the Pencil Skirt

Hey Guys,

I am a big fan of pencil skirts and I think they are perfect for a night out. I tend to opt for  a pencil skirt and top as opposed to a  dress. I think it helps elongate my body and slims my hips. Pencil skirts are not only extremely stylish, they also streamline any body shape, giving a sexy silhouette. They are perfect for nights out but also for occasions. Just invest wisely in the colour! When choosing a pencil skirt, make sure the material is thick enough to cover underwear lines and the like but not too thick that it adds bulk. At the moment I am in love with the options currently available in River Island. The faux leather material is so flattering and the placement of the pockets will actually slim the hips and help create an hourglass shape. The band around the waistline will also emphasis your curves giving the illusion of an even smaller waist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At €40.00 they are a complete steal and will go with everything. I already have a black and baby blue one but I can see myself investing in some more colours. The skirts themselves are very flattering and are so versatile.

Pair With:

White wrap blouse, €33.00 & black turtle neck top €25.00  both River Island

Add Accessories:

Image 4 of HIGH HEELED ANKLE STRAP SANDAL from Zara

Metallic €59.95 Zara,  €25.95 Black  €32.49 Missguided, Nude €30.00 Boohoo

Image 1 of RHINESTONE NECKLACE from Zara

€25.95 Zara

€17.00 River Island

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 €29.99 Newlook

Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂

Z x

Back to Black

“I’ll stop wearing black, when they invent a darker colour”

Hey Guys,

Black is one of my favourite colours to wear, I think it is so classic and timeless and a good quality black piece is always worth an investment! Never has there been a colour that is so versatile and can be worn with anything, by anyone. How many times have you struggled to find shoes / jacket to go with an outfit and ended up opting for black? If you’re anything like me, then quite often! I think black works particularly well throughout winter and in the run up to Christmas. Let’s be honest, if it’s good enough for Audrey and Coco, then it is definitely good enough for me!

Here are some of the best black pieces currently available on the high-street and online at the moment. I have a feeling this will be a recurring feature on my blog in the run up to Christmas as there are always new stylish offerings being introduced.

 

€50.00 River Island

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€49.99 Newlook

€40.00 River Island

€19.49 Missguided

Image 2 of COMBINED HIGH HEEL COURT SHOE from Zara

€39.95 Zara

€82.55 Topshop

€50.00 River Island

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€59.99 H&M

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€44.99 Newlook

Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂

Z x

Top 10 Ripped Jeans

Hey Guys,

Ripped jeans are bang on trend right now and act as sufficient proof that 90s style is well and truly back in. These jeans are so versatile too; paired with a slogan tee or cami and perfectly layered with  a check shirt, loose cardigan to get the full 90’s inspired look. Double style points to the ladies who rock the double denim and throw on the ever so 90’s denim jacket.

Ripped jeans are also ideal for a more dressed up look. Paired with heels they add a funky appeal that ensure your outfit isn’t too girlie or feminine. This is perfect when you want to combine a casual and dressy look for an event that isn’t overly biased to one or the other.

Paired with a crisp white shirt and smart pumps can also ensure your outfit still packs a sophisticated punch despite the casual look of the ripped denims. This reinforces how versatile these jeans are. The level to which these jeans are ripped can also add to the versatility, let your own personal style dictate how ripped or un-ripped you wish to go.

Top 10 Pairs of Ripped Jeans

€50.00 River Island 

 Image 5 of MEDIUM RISE RIPPED JEANS from Zara

€39.95 Zara

Image 3 of ASOS Ridley Skinny Ankle Grazer Jeans in Mottled Acid Wash with Thigh Rips and Busted Knees

€49.76 ASOS

€32.49 Missguided

€53.34 Topshop

Image 1 of ASOS PETITE Farleigh High Waist Slim Mom Jean in Day Dreamer Vintage Wash with Busted Knees

€49.96 ASOS

(it can be difficult for petite girls to get good fitting ‘mom’ and ‘boyfriend’ jeans, so these are definitely worth a look)

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€29.99 Pull & Bear

€50.00 River Island

€19.99 Bershka

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€29.00 Newlook

Don’t forget to roll up the cuffs of your jeans to achieve that designer look, especially if your pairing them with heels!

Hope you enjoyed ladies, happy shopping!

Z x

Style Steal: Olivia Palermo

Hey Guys,

While I was out shopping last weekend, I spotted a few pieces that had such a designer appeal to them. As each of these pieces were such great value, I decided to share it with you all. I love Olivia Palermo’s style and I think the boots below are a great imitation, especially for the price. I would however suggest that you try on the boots before buying them. They can be quite wide around the thighs so sometimes you’re better off trying a few pairs to find you’re ideal fit! (I also am aware that ASOS is not strictly on the high street but I was being extra bold and online shopping too!)

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Check dress €24.99 Newlook, Boots €25.00 Penneys

Image 1 of ASOS Oil Slick Foldover Clutch Bag

Barry M Nail Polish €5.99 Boots, Green Clutch €29.59 ASOS

Happy Shopping ladies 🙂

Z x